Trumpeter, Composer & Arranger Duncan Fraser brings his new project, The Duncan Fraser Septet, to the Vortex, featuring some acclaimed young players on the London scene. Previous to this ensemble, Fraser’s own award winning Big Band was his musical vehicle of choice, however now having assembled a group consisting of long time collaborators, the music is taking off in new directions.
Performing a repertoire consisting mainly of Fraser’s originals the music is heavily rooted in the Post Bop sounds frequently heard across both the London and New York Jazz scenes. So much so that a number of Fraser’s works have been written to evoke imagery of New York City, where the inspiration for this project was born.
Expect strong bass-lines, contemporary grooves and vamp sections voiced and coloured with 4 horns, composed ensemble passages combined with ample space for improvisation and interplay.
Duncan Fraser – Trumpet
Ronan Perrett – Alto Saxophone
Wesley Frankel – Tenor Saxophone
Sam Sankey – Trombone
Rob Brockway – Piano
Huw V Williams – Bass
Luke Bainbridge – Drums